Gonzalo Belloso, Deputy Secretary General and Director of Development for Conmebol “we can’t wait for a pas to resume the cups” warn from Conmebol
Gonzalo Belloso, Deputy Secretary General and Director of Development for Conmebol, warned this Sunday that the agency “can’t expect a country that is not in a position for reasons non-sporting, political or organizational, to resume the Copas Libertadores and Sudamericana in September.”
“The data that we have, we think that in September we could be competing in all of South america. The healthcare specialists tell us that it could be that in August there are no more peaks of contagion, and that’s why we have the protocols ready to play in the last days of that month or no later than September,” he said in TyC Sports the former argentinian football, Rosario Central Lanus and Racing.
“The protocol for us is that each team must have a minimum of 15 days training, because, unfortunately, we cannot expect a country in situations that are non-sporting, policy, or organization, to resume the powers”, he warned.
And pointing directly to Argentina, that do not have planned when they will return precisely the teams to practice, as the president of AFA, Claudio Tapia, already warned that this will happen “only when the country enters into the phase 4 of quarantine by pandemic coronavirus”, his warning sounded worrisome for the possibilities of the national representatives involved in such competitions.
“These Glasses make them great that they play the 10 south american countries, and that’s why we look forward to participation of all, but if any country can not do it, then we’ll have the option of playing on the other side”, underlined the warning that came out of his mouth after the mass meeting, which kept the leaders of the 10 member countries and the president of the Conmebol, the paraguayan Alejandro Dominguez, last Friday.
“That’s why Conmebol don’t have planned until the time to change the format for the final phase of the Libertadores and the Sudamericana as did the Champions League, changing the definitions back and forth for definitions to a single party. And if you have to end up playing late in December or in January of the next year, there will be no problem. We can stretch it to when it is because because we have to give them instead to the local championships of each country,” he said finally, Belloso.
With information of Telam